September 23, 2013 |
USC Coach Lane Kiffin is concerned about how young players will react when they play against Arizona State on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium. But freshman safety Su'a Cravens is not worried. Cravens has started every game and is fourth on the team with 18 tackles. He has intercepted a pass and also forced a fumble. "This game was a great test before Arizona State," Cravens said after the Trojans defeated Utah State. "It's going to be crazy over there in Arizona and I think we're going to be ready for it. " Arizona State opened the season as one of the teams to beat in the Pac-12 Conference South division.
September 22, 2013 |
To bee or not to bee. That was the theme Sunday in Angel Stadium, where a game between the Angels and Seattle Mariners was delayed for 23 minutes when a swarm of bees descended upon the field in the third inning. "That was weird," Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson said after his nine-game winning streak dating to July 10 ended in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners. "I've never seen that before. " Howie Kendrick was at the plate when Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, who gave up one run and one hit, struck out 10 and walked four in four innings, saw the bees overhead and bolted toward the Angels' dugout.
September 18, 2013 |
OAKLAND - The Oakland Athletics' need for a new stadium was highlighted again Tuesday night when a sewage backup from a bathroom adjacent to the A's dugout forced players and coaches to watch the final three innings of their 2-1 walk-off win over the Angels from the top step. The problem wasn't as severe as the massive sewage backup that spilled into both clubhouses in June, forcing players from the A's and Seattle Mariners to shower in the Oakland Raiders' locker room at O.co Coliseum.
September 13, 2013 |
LINCOLN, Neb. - Savvy travelers should always check their itineraries with those who have been there. Terry Donahue came here to face Nebraska in football four times, three as UCLA's head coach. "None of them were good," he said. Rick Neuheisel took the Memorial Stadium field as UCLA's starting quarterback in 1983 and left it as the backup. "It was not a good day at the office," he said. Wayne Cook, another Bruins' quarterback, experienced that deafening Cornhuskers crowd in 1994.
September 12, 2013 |
Unruly Seattle Seahawks may want to think twice before picking on somebody wearing San Francisco 49ers gear during Sunday's game at CenturyLink Field. Those people who are your sworn enemies because they dared to don scarlet and gold on Seahawks territory might actually be cops out looking for the likes of you. That's right. Someone had the rather brilliant idea of having undercover law enforcement officers dressed in the opposing team's apparel patrol the stadium for "fans exhibiting unruly and inconsiderate behavior," the Seahawks announced Wednesday.
September 4, 2013 |
The mayor of Anaheim came away from Tuesday night's city council meeting convinced that Angels owner Arte Moreno is looking to leave the city the team has called home since 1966. But Angels President John Carpino said the team would use a three-year extension on the opt-out of its current stadium lease to explore ways to remain in Anaheim, not bolt. "Based on the city council's actions, we're hopeful a deal can be made and we can stay in Anaheim for many years to come," Carpino said before the Angels' 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
September 3, 2013 |
As the Anaheim City Council voted Tuesday to enter formal lease negotiations with the Angels, a consultant representing the city said owner Arte Moreno has emphasized he has the means to move the team elsewhere. By a 4-1 vote, with Mayor Tom Tait in opposition, the City Council voted to allow the Angels to opt out of their current stadium lease as late as 2019, rather than the current date of 2016. "The owner of the Angels has made clear in our discussions he has the resources and willingness to build his own stadium," said city consultant Charles Black, president of CB Urban Development in San Diego.
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August 29, 2013 |
A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misused its sprawling West Los Angeles campus by leasing land for a hotel laundry, a film studio storage lot and UCLA's baseball stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants off the property. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said the agency had abused its discretion by leasing land for purposes "totally divorced from the provision of healthcare," but delayed enforcement of his order so the government could appeal.
August 23, 2013 |
A day after Lane Kiffin drove an ice cream truck and delivered treats to members of the Trojan Marching Band, USC's coach and his players returned to practice Friday to start game preparations for Hawaii. Kiffin still hasn't publicly chosen a flavor of the season - or the week - when it comes to a starting quarterback. And there was no media access to Kiffin or players after the Trojans' closed workout. Kiffin must decide if Max Wittek or Cody Kessler will start Thursday when USC - ranked No. 24 in the USA Today Sports coaches and Associated Press media polls - plays at Aloha Stadium.
August 14, 2013 |
A retractable roof will be built over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 22,000-seat main court at the U.S. Open, according to a report Wednesday in the New York Post. The United States Tennis Assn., which runs the U.S. Open, plans a news conference for Thursday to make the announcement, the newspaper reported . The USTA also said it would release design plans for the makeover of the entire Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Over the last five years, even as the Open has been plagued by rain which has delayed both the men's and women's finals, USTA officials have said it would not be cost-effective to build a roof over the massive Ashe Stadium.